This excerpt taken from the WYN 8-K filed Jul 19, 2006.
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE ALLOCATED TO THE COMPANY
During 2005, 2004 and 2003, Cendant allocated pre-tax stock-based compensation expense of $16 million, $13 million and $4 million, respectively, to the Company. Such compensation expense relates only to the options and RSUs that were granted by Cendant to the Companys employees subsequent to January 1, 2003. The allocation was based on the estimated number of options and RSUs Cendant believed it would ultimately provide
and the underlying vesting period of the award. As Cendant measured its stock-based compensation expense using the intrinsic value method during the periods prior to January 1, 2003, Cendant did not recognize compensation expense upon the issuance of equity awards to its employees. Therefore, the Company was not allocated compensation expense for options that were granted by Cendant to the Companys employees prior to January 1, 2003 (there were no RSUs granted prior to January 1, 2003). See Note 2Summary of Significant Accounting Policies for more information regarding Cendants accounting policy for stock-based compensation.
Presented below is the effect on net income for 2004 and 2003 had compensation expense been recognized by Cendant and allocated to the Company for options that were granted prior to January 1, 2003:
As of January 1, 2005, there were no outstanding awards for which stock-based compensation expense is not reflected within reported net income; accordingly, pro forma information is not presented subsequent to December 31, 2004.
Cendant sponsors a domestic defined contribution savings plan that provides certain eligible employees of the Company an opportunity to accumulate funds for retirement. The Company matches the contributions of participating employees on the basis specified by the plan. In addition, Cendant and the Company sponsor several foreign employee benefit plans, which were acquired with certain businesses within vacation exchange and rental, which provide eligible employees within the vacation exchange and rental business an opportunity to accumulate funds for retirement. The Companys cost for these plans was $16 million, $15 million and $12 million during 2005, 2004 and 2003, respectively.